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Side Effects Of Combivir And Prezista And Norvir

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The Well Project

HIV Treatment Guidelines

...treatmentover the years. The guidelines have been changed a number of times. Someearlier versions recommended that people wait longer before starting HIVtreatment. This was because of concerns about the HIV drugs, such as sideeffects and difficult dosing schedules. It was thought that HIV was not asharmful as possible drug side effects in people with higher CD4 counts. There is now more proof that untreated HIV has a negative impact on...
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Switching from Atripla to Reyataz + Truvada + Norvir

I'm 35 years old, I started treatment Sep, 2006 with sustiva + combivir, then my CD4 count was 170. Then in September 2008, I switched to Atripla. Since the first month my CD4 never went up 300, but my viral load is <50 all the time. Recently, I...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thank you for your post.Since you don't have any history of drug resistance, switching therapies for side effects is usually without significant risks. Some persons experience the efavirenz side effects that you've listed. For these... Read more »

managing Viagra GI side effects

I am currently on a regimen of Prezista, Norvir, Combivir and Viread. I have recently tried using a 25mg dose of Viagra to treat erectile disfunction. It does the job, but I have severe GI side effects (e.g., violent burping to the point of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...safety/tolerability of various ED drugs in the setting of use of boosted protease inhibitors which can often increase drug levels and side effects. Empiric use of other drugs (like Letitra or Cialis) starting at low doses is often the only... Read more »

help me! need your clarity. I need to get back on my meds

Hello,I have been Hiv positive for 10yrs now and I am still having an hard time sticking with a regimen, the reason being is because I afraid of facial wasting. my 1st regimen was, Combivir and viracept which i now have drug resistance to Viracept,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Certainly fear of medication side effects/toxicities can be a factor in non-adherence to a prescribed antiretroviral regimen. However, is your fear of facial lipoatrophy Read more »

new hiv meds

I went to my regularvisit with my doctor to discuss the possibility of changing to a new regimen of drugs.The doctor prescribedPrezista, Norvir, and Truvada. I went to website called www.rxlist.com to get new information pertaining to doses and...
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

...doubt that the regimen that you are currently taking now is associated with more --short and long term-- toxicities and side effects. The problem is that new medications are "listed" as having more adverse events than old ones, because they are... Read more »
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The Well Project

HIV Drug Chart/Overview

...Drug name Drug class How many times a day the drug is usually taken Some of the side effects the drug may have We have also listed the drug makers and their Web address so you can... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Truvada

... Manufacturer contact: Gilead Sciences, Inc., www.gilead.com , 1 (800) GILEAD5 (445-3235) Potential side effects and toxicity: See the drugs contained in Truvada -- Viread and Emtriva. Overall, fairly well tolerated, however,... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Cause and (Side) Effects

...drug's page for details, or refer to the manufacturer's package insert for a full, comprehensive list of potential drug side effects. Remember that side effects may or may not occur. Some are more common than others, and individuals react... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Taking Current Antiretroviral Drugs

...Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NRTIs) (Nukes) Drug Daily Pills (Adults) * How to Take and Store Side Effects Notes Abacavir (Ziagen) 2 (300 mg: 1, 2x/day or 2, 1x/day) No food restrictions; alcohol... Read more »
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26 years AIDS survior

Posted by AaronK, 3 Replies
...I had AIDS for many years now and was the lucky one's to surive... the clinical studies.... long term side effects... and the worst isolation. I'm 26 years old and i was dianosed in 1988 when i was five years old. My parents didn't know why Read more »

Itchy bumps on face--On Isentress,Prezista,Norvir

Posted by llee, 1 Reply
...Hi all, my doctor put me on a combo of Isentress,Prezista,Norvir in June. Soon after I started I got itchy bumps all over my face, and also on my neck and upper chest and upper arms. Read more »

Prezista + Norvir + Truvada

Posted by notreadyforthis, 1 Reply
...So I took my first dose of meds last night. My doctor started me on this combo: Prezista (darunavir), two 300mg tabs, plus Norvir (ritonavir), one 100mg soft gelcap, plus Truvada (emtricitabine+tenofavir) one 200mg/300mg Read more »

Thanks for your support and any more advice?

Posted by motherinlaw, 3 Replies
I want to thank everyone for their support and help. I posted this in response to my own previous posting and felt it might have gotten lost in the shuffle and so am reposting. I have just spoken to my son again. He was finally able to convince... Read more »